DICE will continue to focus on Battlefield 2042 instead of Star Wars: Battlefront 3

According to people familiar with the matter, it appears that EA and DICE have apparently completed the Battlefront series.

source, Talk to VentureBeat, stating that DICE will continue to focus on Battlefield 2042 instead of developing Star Wars: Battlefront 3.

The news seems to confirm Journalist Tom Henderson’s November tweet, which states that Battlefront 3 is not part of EA’s future plans. From what Henderson heard, a third entry in the DICE shooter series was already in the works, but EA dropped the idea due to licensing costs.

In fact, DICE is busy improving Battlefield 2042. It’s working on patches for the technical side of things, and hopefully, given the latest entry in the series, there’s a lot more to it than past games. It’s also been said that EA is exploring making a part of the game free to play, and some believe it will be Portal. EA’s third-quarter report will be down on February 1, so if it does, we’ll probably hear about it on the investor call.

Earlier today, it was announced that three new Star Wars games are in the works, all from Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment. One is a sequel to Jedi: Fallen Order, and the other two are first-person shooter and strategy titles. The latter will be a collaboration between the studio and Bit Reactor, made up of former Firaxis developers working on XCOM games.